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  • 1.  windows 2008 Terminal Servers

    Posted Jun 27, 2008 04:45 AM

    Hi Guys,

    I currently am running 3 ESX 3.5 hosts on IBM blades with 2 Quad Core 1.8CPU's with 16GB ram

    They are connected through Fibre to a San running SAS drives with a raid 5 config for the storage.

    I have 2 2008 terminal servers that are delivering an application that accesses data on both a SQL 2005 server as well as a network Share

    which is on a vm file server. The SQL has it's data on the San as well but is a physical machine.

    The Termianl Servers are configured with 1 Vcpu and 3 GB of ram, 1 of them is running with CPU affinity set on 2 cores and the other has no affinity.

    They both have a CPU reservation of 1ghz and 1024 mb of Ram

    I haven't noticed a difference with or without the cpu affinity set

    The application is being pushed through remote apps and i'm using remote profiles that are on the vm file server.

    My issue is that the Perfomance monitor on the Virtual Center shows high CPU usage with only on average 5-15 users on each server

    Users are complaing about performance and application freezing at times.

    I really don't want to gice a second cpu if I don't have to, my next test is to run a 2008 server on it's own blade with a singe quad core 1.8 cpu and 4 gig of ram

    Does anyone have any thoughts or similar experiences?

    I also have 2 2003 terminal servers with 1 cpu and 2 gigs of ram that are also performing poorly with 10-20 users on them

    Thanks ahead of time



  • 2.  RE: windows 2008 Terminal Servers

    Posted Jul 17, 2009 03:34 PM

    We are running 3 ESX Host Running 50 VM which 15 of them are Windows 2003 Terminal servers. We too see some periods of slowness but our main issue is that our terminal server is dropping network connections.

    One thing that seemed to help us is having our anti-virus update after working hours. What anti-virus are you running?



  • 3.  RE: windows 2008 Terminal Servers

    Posted Jul 17, 2009 05:39 PM

    Were these VMs built from scratch or converted?

    Does the OS HAL match the number of processors?

    Are the TS users local or remote? If remote, do you have high latency between sites?

    Out of curiousity, why are you using processor affinity?



  • 4.  RE: windows 2008 Terminal Servers

    Posted Jul 18, 2009 07:17 AM

    See also these thread:

    Andre